When it rains, sometimes some water drips through along a chimney, right at the corner where the chimney joins with the ceiling. It’s just two small spots where some water drips–not even a measured cup of drip total after even several hours of rain.
I called three different contractors to take a look.
One says it’s “the flashing.” $300
Another says it’s, IIRC, basically water leaking through old mortar. $700
Another says the whole chimney and the HVAC pipe running through it are just total crap and the whole thing needs to come down. $1500 or more
I have no idea what to think here. The latter two both say the “flashing” guy is wrong. But they’d say that if they’re trying to get my business. I just have no idea how to figure out what to thing about this, and I certainly don’t know enough to be able to figure out exactly what’s happening myself.
How do you guys get through situations like this?